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expat e-mails Friday, 21 February, 2003, 10:18 GMT
Andrew Masters in Papa New Guinea Stuart McNaughton in Finland Jonathan Bibbings in Russia Bridget Jones in Switzerland Jane Rhodes in Saudi Arabia Justin Scully in Nigeria Daniel Allum in Kansas
Justin Scully Expat e-mail: Nigeria
Many Britons dream of giving up the rat race and volunteering abroad. This is what Justin Scully has done, as he tells in our series on expatriate readers.
Expat e-mail: Chile
Ian Walker-Smith gets to see two sides of life in Chile - he works for a European astronomical agency, while his home life is that of a typical Chilean.
Peter Fasan, who is helping to build a telecoms network in Afghanistan Expat e-mail: Afghanistan
The downturn in the telecoms industry led Peter Fasan to look much further afield for work, as he tells in our series on expat readers.
Roger, Danae and Lester the cat, photo copyright of Thierry Randonnet Expat e-mail: France
After 30 years abroad, Danae and Roger Penn had planned to retire in Devon. But necessity forced them to move to the French town of Condom instead.
Jane with her family around the smuggled Christmas tree Expat e-mail: Saudi Arabia
Christmas in the Middle East can be hard work, especially when customs officials impound your tree, says Jane Rhodes in our series on expat readers of BBC News Online.

From Hertfordshire to Finland but with EastEnders on satelliteExpat e-mail
'I used to be deaf - now I'm learning Finnish'

Bridget Jones - yes, really - tells of her new life in SwitzerlandExpat e-mail
'I left to avoid the jokes about my name'

In our series on expat readers, a 12-year-old tells of his first Christmas abroad in snowy KansasExpat e-mail
'We do drive-by shooting drills at school in Kansas'

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